Currently seeking physician, psychologist, and other doctorally prepared clinician fellowship applicants!
If interested, please fill out the general online screening application.
Location: Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295
Fellowship Site Established: 2012
Academic Affiliations: Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing
Fellowship Site Focus or Goals: We started this program in 2012 to create an interprofessional team of fellows, providers and leaders focused on the health of women Veterans. We pride ourselves on our fellowship program which allows individual fellows to set their own course for career development amidst our dynamic and supportive women’s health community. Tracks include research, education or clinical quality and program development.
Research Foci: sexual health, breast cancer, osteoporosis, health services research, community-based research and patient-doctor communication, and sexual trauma.
Milwaukee Fellows: Click here to find out about recent publications and awards.
Education and Training
Fellows have the opportunity to complete a Master’s program in Public Health, Clinical and Translational Science, or Bioethics. Special seminars in teaching, educational administration and health statistics are available. Primary care fellows are enrolled in a faculty development program to learn teaching strategies, educational scholarship, and how to set individual goals and meet them for a robust career.
Treatment of Group A beta-strep in non-pregnant women with symptoms of vaginitis; quality and quantity of women’s health information in lay periodicals; curricula and strategies for teaching trainees about clinical quality improvement; using the patient-centered medical home as a construct to precept in a primary care clinic; female sexual dysfunction; emotional regulation strategies to reduce overeating; health psychology at VAMCs. Frequent contributions to the monthly feature “Capsule Commentaries” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
In addition to research and academic career training, fellows spend 25% of their time in the VA Women’s Health Clinic. An array of clinical experiences are available to meet the training needs of each fellow.
Fellows may elect a full complement of women’s health clinical activities including multidisciplinary comprehensive women’s health (with medicine, gynecology, and mental health input), consultative women’s health (with a focus on midlife, wellbeing, incontinence, and sexual health), and subspecialty women’s health (such as osteoporosis, breast, contraception, and women’s mental health clinics). The Zablocki VAMC Women’s Resource Center provides cognitive processing therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and problem-solving therapy as well as wellness and resiliency groups and outpatient treatment for addiction.
Living in Milwaukee
Here are some suggestions for getting engaged in life and leisure while completing your fellowship in Milwaukee
Imbibe! – Enjoy your brew on a bicycle-powered pub crawl, tour the breweries, taste samples in a Munich-style beer garden, go traditional, or find a modern micro-brew. You just can’t ignore a decidedly unique beer culture.
Let the International Festival Begin – Celebrate diversity with a festival. Consider German Fest, Festa Italiana, Polish Fest, Bastille Days, Irish Fest, Mexican Fiesta, or Indian Summer Festival. Find out more about Milwaukee Festivals.
Director, Women’s Health Clinic, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Co-Director (Psychology track), PhD
Staff Psychologist, Women’s Resource Center Lead Clinician, Smoking Cessation Psychology Preceptor, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin